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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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Full Title: Language in Higher Education: Exploring and Shaping Plurilingual Profiles and Practices
         
Short Title: CercleS
Location: Fribourg, Switzerland
Start Date: 04-Sep-2014 - 06-Sep-2014
Contact: Walter Seiler
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://cercles2014.org
Meeting Description: The conference theme Language Centres in Higher Education: Exploring and Shaping Plurilingual Profiles and Practices reflects the important role of language centres in higher education through six sections:

Teaching methodologies, learning and media
Plurilingualism for academic and professional purposes
Assessment and alternative forms of assessment
Staff and quality development
Policy and policy implementation
MAGICC: Modularising Multilingual and Multicultural Academic Communication Competence
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics
LL Issue: 24.5212


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